Saturday, April 18, 2009

In Harmony...

Harmony. The word itself is melodious, isn't it? It's not technically onomatopoeia, but it's close enough for me.

Today's verses are Psalm 133, 106 and 107. Psalm 133 is about the beauty of harmony, a word that is defined as a pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts; a tuneful sound; or, compatibility in action or opinion.

As the children of Israel ascended to Jerusalem, they sang this psalm:

1 How wonderful and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!
2 For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil
that was poured over Aaron’s head,
that ran down his beard
and onto the border of his robe.
3 Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon
that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing,
even life everlasting.

Tonight, we attended church and then joined friends and family afterward for dinner. As I looked around the table at our party of 17, I saw different people from different backgrounds all laughing, chatting, eating and celebrating life in beautiful harmony.

At one point, I disengaged from any conversation and listened to the sounds in the room. There was laughter, baby babble, toddler chatter, and separate conversations all around me, but the noise was melodic rather than chaotic because it was generated by people I love.

I hope that when God looks at us, the people he loves, he hears and see glorious, melodic harmony, and I pray that he is pleased. Just being in the harmonious presence of those precious people made my heart happy. Thank you Father for friends and family and harmony.

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